Khan Murjan
The Khan Murjan

The Khan Murjan ( originally designed as an inn for travelling merchants in Baghdad
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, and the dwelling place of many university scholars, this was built in the 14th century, and has a central hall more than 45 feet (13.7 m) high. The crenellated arches of brick and perforated windows make this a fascinating piece of architecture.

The building was reputedly in a state of disrepair for over two centuries, with waist-high flood water from the Tigris
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 standing in the famous hallway. By the mid-1980s, the building had been restored and was in use as a restaurant
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